Crescent City is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of California. With a population of 6,774 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Crescent City is the 450th largest community in California.
Unlike some cities, Crescent City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Crescent City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Crescent City is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Crescent City who work in sales jobs (16.41%), food service (10.44%), and teaching (9.86%).
Also of interest is that Crescent City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Crescent City is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One of the benefits of Crescent City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.65 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The percentage of people in Crescent City with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.98% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Crescent City in 2010 was $12,430, which is low income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,720 for a family of four. However, Crescent City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Crescent City also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.03% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Crescent City is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Crescent City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Crescent City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Crescent City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Crescent City include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Crescent City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.